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Mums the word on Croker finals day

Mums the word on Croker finals day

ST SYLVESTER’S will be one of six Gaelic4Mothers teams showing off their silky skills on Ladies All-Ireland Finals Day at Croke Park, writes Marcus Cavaroli.

Senior, Intermediate and Junior finals are down for decision on Sunday, and the Malahide club will be centre stage as they have been selected to play Tipperary’s Moyle Rovers during the half-time break in the big Dublin v Cork senior match.

Gaelic4Mothers is a sixweek programme aimed at mothers to provide them with an outlet for exercise within the GAA club framework, while adding a new social aspect to clubs. Training takes place in a fun environment away from children and siblings.

Declan Lynch, who coaches the Sylvester’s team, said: ‘Gaelic4Mothers was resurrected this summer in Sylvester’s by myself, having been started by Eddie O Mordha in 2008.

‘At first there were a few giggles from the kids and fathers about the idea, but now all concerned realise that the mothers are really up for it.

‘ We have 15 committed players who show great enthusiasm every week to get fit and learn new Gaelic football skills. They are a great laugh and great fun to train with.

‘The ladies are all looking forward to playing in Croke Park. They feel it’s a great honour to be associated with All-Ireland Ladies Day – as they say, ‘a memory that will live with us for the rest of our lives’.

Whitehall Colmcille are one of the other Gaelic4Mothers teams selected to take part in Sunday’s proceedings, and they will play Milltown (Galway) at the interval of the Intermediate final between Clare and Fermanagh.

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